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investigation is underway. >> michelle: students and staff allowed to go back inside that school and news 3's craig fiegener was there. he joins us live now. craig, still a lot of unanswered questions. the big one: who brought that potentially toxic material into the school? >> craig: that is the question a lot of people are talking about today. they're asking it. they're talking about it. it is the rumor mill, if you will, because all of the students and parents i spoke with who areet today still wanted to know what the answer is to that still unanswered question. at the same time, they returned to a campus that hasn't fully repaired from that mercury contamination incident. >> student. a reminder today is an even day. >> craig: school is back in session but walter johnson junior high isn't back to normal. in the gym a 30 by 30 foot section of the hardwood floor has been removed. this is where the mercury spill
warmer temperatures carpet that could have absorbed toxic vapors has been pulled up. >> many areas were removed for precautionary measures to make sure we remove any material that could be contaminated. >> reporter: classes resumed at 8:30 a.m. this morning. yesterday the district told parents the epa had screened and cleared the campus of any danger. but still some parents say they have concerns. considering how little ccsdas said it knows about how the mercury contamination actually happened. >> they don't know what happened. they don't know when. they don't know nothing about it. [ laughter ] i feel the same. >> reporter: the district has said it's likely mercury was brought on campus by a student. and that security video may play a role in pinpointing who and exactly when. >> obviously school police are in my opinion probably looking at that footage. again, we have multiple cameras on this campus. >> reporter: the campus closure
in the loss of two school days. students will have to make up those school days this year and the options currently include adding the extra days or scheduling extra hours to upcoming school days. live once again outside walter johnson junior high school. the investigation into the mercury contamination, how it got there, who may be responsible for it, all that continues. the lead of the investigation that's being handled by the clark county schooltr there is also assistance from metro and still from the epa. i'm craig fiegener reporting live, news 3. >> krystal: okay. we appreciate craig for staying on top of that story. this next one may make your skin crawl. a woman claims she was bitten by bugs as she was eating at a local casino restaurant. her name is barbie sin strom. that is what she said happened to her. look at the back of her leg. she claims she was bitten several times at the silver nugget casino in north las vegas sunday morning while having
the hometown kitchen restaurant. she says halfway through the meal something started biting her. and she says that she has the welts to prove it on her leg there. barbie says she grabbed her cell phone, snapped a few pictures of what was underneath the table. she says that's her proof something is going on there. barbie says the manager was less than sympathetic. >> and the manager came and she said, well do you want free food or are y j i said no i want you to know there's a serious issue here. you really got a problem in this bath. >> krystal: management from the silver nugget refused to speak on camera or let us take pictures inside. but the p.r. company sent us a statement saying, quote,... we've closed the restaurant and health department and outside company are examining the situation to figure out what happened here while they did find a few unidentified bugs they have not found an infestation. the health district is expected
the coming days. >> michelle: happening in hour from now. the british man who told officers he wanted to shoot donald trump at a las vegas rally is expected to take a plea deal in federal court. we've obtained a copy of the plea agreement which says michael sandford will plead guilty. the maximum sentence is 20 years but they don't think he will spend that much. his lawyers are expected to ask that sandford be allowed to serve whatever time he does get the u.k. where he is from. the agreement revealed that sandford told the secret service agent he wanted an autograph from trump then grabbed the officer's gun. >> krystal: a man convicted of car jacking a utility truck and running over and killing his passenger was sentenced today. we're talking about 34 marcel ho who was the girlfriend who died
to driving under the influence. today he was sentenced to ten to 16 years in prison. he will not be allowed to consumer alcohol for two years after his release. >> michelle: if you were tuning in this morning, kelly told you it would be windy. and boy is it windy. >> kelly: we are definitely dealing with breezy conditions. winds expected to peak in a couple of hours. i want to show you this time-lapse. this is the clark county wetlandast park camera. watch the grass as the winds start to pick up. you see it shifting more and more the camera start shaking as well. we're expecting those winds to peak in a couple hours. here's what we're seeing right now. richard bryant elementary 82. gusts to 27 miles per hour. rose warren elementary school is 82. we've seen gusts as high as 24 miles an hour. so far this morning this is the winds we're expecting the rest
here. 26 miles per hour winds expected at 4:00. that's the sustained speed. gusts could be as high as 35, even 40 miles per hour in the las vegas valley. we're going talk more about it and what kind of impact it could have for you on your commute home. that's coming up. >> michelle: hillary clinton still home today under strict orders from her doctor. so she is campaigning the only way she can. that's with her cell phone. >> krystal: we have learned that her husband, former president bill clinton, will be here in theal her place. tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: after nearly collapsing from dehydration, hillary clinton is home this morning in new york tweeting... i'm feeling fine and getting better and i'm just anxious to get back out there. she tells cnn why she did not disclose friday's pneumonia diagnosis earlier. >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big of deal. >> reporter: today president bill clinton heads to the west
obama campaigned for clinton in philadelphia. >> could we have a doctor please? >> reporter: like clinton, someone got overheated at a donald trump rally. but he's not focused on clinton's health. instead, trump is hitting the airwaves-- >> you know what's deplorable. hillary clinton viciously demonizing hard working people like you. >> reporter: and demanding an apology from clinton for calling half of his supporters "a basket of deplorables." >> the racist, sexi iks, zen aknown iks, islamic phone iks. you name it. >> she talks about people like they're objects not human being. >> reporter: clinton said she regrets how many she labeled but insist extremists are backing trump. for now she's making her case from behind closed doors. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> krystal: school bus caught fire. >> michelle: the whole incident caught on camera. what a scary sight. >> krystal: coming up what
students safely getting off that burning bus. a soldier surprises his family! look that. little one is so happy to see dad. these always get me. it's hard -- it pulls your heart strings. we have that story coming up. also we're going show you the other surprise he had in store for another family member. >> krystal: and cirque de soleil returns to life is beautiful. >> michelle: how the perrm plan to entertain festival goers. guess what? we have a special in studio performance happening here. that's coming up at 12:30.
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>> michelle: these are scary pictures. pretty intense videos here of flaming
shooting out of a school bus. and yes there were children on the bus. but thankfully the driver was able to get herself and all 20 students on that bus off safely. happened yesterday in maryland. the fire started at the left rear wheel before spreading to the rest of the bus and
caused it. >> krystal: so scary. three officers were injured in a gas station yesterday after an impaired driver ran them over. police say the driver drove into the group of officers before hitting the patrol car then the front of the store. two officers suffered non life threatening injuries. a third officer suffered minor wounds during a struggle to arrest the suspect. >> michelle: a fertility doctor in indiana admitted he used his of his patients. the doctor has been charged with a felony for possibly implague nateing a long list of patients without their concept. the paternity of hundreds of children being called into question. dr. klein says he was only trying to help women who really wanted children and knew that the sperm was not always readily available. klein has been matched to two complaints so far and more could be confirmed as the
a man in oregon is expressing his feelings about the 2016 presidential race in a way that's raising a lot of eyebrows. so an effigy of hillary clinton being hanged. it is a rubble wet suit in women's clothing in a blonde wig hanging from a news. the figure is accompanied by a vote trump sign as well as a sign that references treason. bill ni pit ner says to a crime he claims clinton has committed. >> i'm allowed to have my feelings. here you are. got your attention didn't it? . >> krystal: the man says the police have has requested he take down the display. no word on whether he will do so. >> michelle: around 20 trucks carrying cross into northern syria today from the turkish
in a row. the trucks have food, children's clothing and toys. turkey officials say security is a concern and they did not say how far into syria these trucks will go. the cease-fire is the expect attempt this year by the u.s. and russia to halt the syrian crisis. russia is a major backer of president bashar al-assad while the united states supports some of the rebel groups fighting to topple him. friends say a young man who survived thatri in orlando has lost his life over the weekend while attending a birthday party. friends of chris broadman have been posting on social media saying he died early sunday while attending a friend's birthday party in tampa. the sheriff's office says it was calmed to a home on reports that he was found unconscious and that his body was found inside the house. after escaping death three months ago his friends are
orlando say he found out through his boyfriend about his death yesterday. >> everybody says the saying goes god only knows when it's your number. wasn't our number up at pulse that night. and, you know, we can't prevent. it's going happen it's going happen. >> krystal: investigators say there are no obvious signs of foul play. broadman's boyfriend posted online he is work to raise money for funeral expenses. >> michelle: you can t national collegiate athletic association to the list of organizations that have moved events out of north carolina. the ncaa has pulled seven championship events including opening weekend tournament games because of a state law that some say discriminates against the lgbt community. the only championship games that can be hosted in the state are ones played by teams who win the rights to home games. earlier this year the nba
new orleans. >> krystal: we're going bring it back here local. talk a little weather. you warned us, that wind is fierce. >> kelly: the wind is blowing but you guys stepped outside and i am assuming you noticed even despite the wind it is significantly cooler. and the good news is the winds are going to die down and we're going to get a chance to get outside and enjoy these cooler temperatures today. here's a look at the las vegas day school camera. this is a live lookis the breeze. a few clouds out there as well. here's a look at the current temperatures across the las vegas valley. lakes you are coming in at 82. mountain's edge you are still at 79. centennial 81 right now. a little warmer as we head further south and east. green valley and southeast coming in at 87 degrees. let's talk about this wind here. sep ten yal, 15 -- centennial 15 miles per hour. paradise 14.
so now those gusts definitely increasing especially in the northwest you can see that. now at 27 miles per hour gust being reported there. we've had gusts up to about 35 miles per hour in the southeast throughout much of the overnight hours and they'd picking back up. these are the peak gusts so far since midnight. we have a wind advisory in place for the viewing area. over that is this area of pink. that is a fire weather warning or red-flag warning that includes the las vegas valley. warning. temperatures a little cooler. relative humidity a little higher than it is in the valley. we are seeing very dry conditions. again, the breezy conditions which leads to increase fire danger. in addition to that we're going have issues if you are driving home this wind can make it difficult for high profile vehicles. the wind out of the south. the east west roads that you will notice. loose objects. trash cans, patio umbrellas. they tend to take off and go for
right? here is a look at what we've got going on. here is the center of this low pressure spinning southeast of reno. it's going to continue its track to the east. we're expecting dry conditions. no rain for us. even though there's some utah and parts of arizona. we're going see dry conditions today. again, cooler. 87, that's our expected high. gusty winds are going to continue throughout the afternoon into the overnight. check out this low. tomorrow morning as you are getting up and heading out the door, 64 degrees. lay out a sweater 87 that's the expected high tomorrow. but not going to be dealing with wind. not through the weekend neither. >> krystal: no complaints there. we got breaking news. this happening out of california. it's pursuit underway! all we know at this point and time is it's near riverside, california. and it has to do with a stolen semi. so something we do see quite frequently out of california. >> michelle: we see high-speed chases all the time. but leave it to california to
has stolen a semi-truck. which i don't know how fast they can go but they're following it and we'll continue to follow this. those are always interesting to watch to say the least. >> krystal: to see how they play out. >> michelle: if anything happens we'll bring you live pictures from california. now to this story. it just gives me chills every time. a military father from massachusetts surprised his wife and son at a school assembly yesterday. >> krystal: oh! with a little help of the school the surprise reunion was all caught on >> week number two at school at the thompson elementary school. the lesson today was patriotism. and what better way to begin than with the pledge of allegiance. >> can you come up and help me this morning. >> in his best usa shirt cayden proudly comes up and has no idea what's about to happen next. >> i am so honored that we have a special guest. >> reporter: you can start to feel this is a little more than spirit day at the school.
corner. >> come on in special guest. [ applause ] >> daddy! . >> reporter: sergeant jason. u.s. army has been in kuwait for ten months. he hasn't seen his son since the first grade. what a way to start the second grade for little cayden who proudly recited the pledge with his hero by his side. >> of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands. one nation under god. vi with liberty and justice for all. >> seeing the smile, you know, after so long. the sacrifices the military families make, it's all worth it. >> reporter: and his wife laura got her own surprise at work this morning. >> i was surprised too. yeah. i work down the street at a local cvs and they surprised me there. i had no idea. >> reporter: in a word cayden makes it clear how he felt about the surprise. >> happy. >> krystal: i just love those
>> krystal: when i was working the gulf coast near new orleans we had a military airforce base and those reunions still get me and the deployment when they ship out it gets to you. >> michelle: if you are an animal lover, then a kitten rescued from a drain pipe using a pretty interesting tactic. listen to these police officers meowing. what did a burrito have to do with the rescue? before we go to break we leave you with a snippet from the new show "harry" with harry connick junior. it airs here on news 3 at 2:00 p.m. monday through friday. >> i have a present for your babies too. >> college? >> [ laughter ] >> depends how the show goes baby. if the show goes i'll take care of it. [ laughter ] >> these are pretty -- these are your babies. i thought they might like that.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump says he alone can fix the problems we face. . well i don't believe that's how you get things done in our country. it takes democrats and republicans ow we got health care for 8 million kids. rebuilt new york city after 9/11. and got the treaty cutting russia's nuclear arms. we've got to bring people together. that's how you solve problems and that's what
. >> michelle: we have breaking news as we continue to follow this slower high-speed chase. california highway patrol pursuing a stolen semi truck in a chase going on right now. this is riverside, california. you can see the stolen truck there. three police officers cruisers behind it. not going very fast. and they also have a chopper obviously in the sky following these things. this happens a lot in southern they're known for their high-speed pursuits. and, in this case, not exactly high-speed i guess. >> krystal: and this one involving a semi-truck. i always think it's interesting to see how these things end. so something we're following and we'll continue to break in if something happens. what do you do to rescue a little kitty stuck in a drain pipe? what do you use? a burrito apparently. >> michelle: really. >> krystal: and you meow a lot.
two officers started meowing. isn't that cute? here they are with a little kitty that got stuck in a drain pipe. it worked. then to get the cat to come the rest of the way they used a half eaten burrito. >> krystal: use whatever worked and it worked. >> michelle: guess what? one of them wants to adopt the cat and he is going to name it burrito. that would work on my husband too. i can get him out of anything with a >> krystal: you are not right. alex i'm sorry. she is not right. >> michelle: any man, the way to their heart is through their stomach. next on "news 3 live at 12:30," a bought battle over body doubles. >> michelle: and the conspiracy theory that has the internet buzzing. theory that has the internet buzzing. and
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is beautiful for another year. you can get a little sneak peek of what you can expect courtesy of cirque de soleil. ? [music] ? . >> michelle: and we also have good food here in the studio today. greek food. we're talking about the annual greek festival happening this weekend. where you can get all the good stuff. we're talking true greek experience just minutes from home coming up. everybody. thank you for joining us. the mercury contamination scare at walter johnson junior high school is over. but the investigation far from over. one of the main questions is how did the mercury get there in the first place. that's what a lot of students have been asking. craig fiegener was there as students were walking in the door for the first time since school has been out. so did you get a chance to talk